More and more graduates are interested in maintaining contact with their university because social networks and professional training opportunities offered by the alma mater can be particularly useful for the success of their careers and life paths.
TU Dortmund University is also intensifying its contacts with its regional, national and international alumni. With a variety of activities, TU Dortmund University offers graduates several platforms to establish, expand and maintain contact with their alma mater and fellow alumni.
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The Alumni Network is the central contact and information network for alumni of all faculties of TU Dortmund University. Membership is free of charge.
As a member of the central Alumni Network, graduates benefit from a variety of offers. For example, you can subscribe to the newsletter and many other print media to receive the latest information on research, teaching and university life across all faculties. Register here for the Alumni Network or learn about the wide range of offers.
After you have graduated and embarked on your career path, the contact to the working group or the faculty need not be broken off. With a wide range of activities, the alumni associations of the faculties are open to all former TU Dortmund University students. They offer the ideal setting to meet former fellow students, participate in continuing education programs or learn about the latest findings from science and research „first hand“. Here you will find an overview of the individual associations.
Internationally, TU Dortmund University maintains contact with former international students, scientists and friends of the university. The affiliation to TU Dortmund University is maintained even after completion of the studies or research stay in order to contribute to the internationalization of academic cooperation. The International Alumni are supported by the International Office.
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Location & approach
The campus of TU Dortmund University is located close to interstate junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dortmund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dortmund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dortmund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the university are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dortmund.
To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.
TU Dortmund University has its own train station ("Dortmund Universität"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dortmund main station ("Dortmund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The university is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.
You can also take the bus or subway train from Dortmund city to the university: From Dortmund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dortmund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dortmund main station to the stop "Dortmund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dortmund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dortmund Universität S".
Dortmund Airport offers flights to several destinations in Central Europe. There are regular connections to Katowice, Kraków, London and Munich. For the approximately 20km-trip from Dortmund Airport to TU Dortmund University, you can use a shuttle bus to the railway Station "Bahnhof Holzwickede", from which trains depart to Dortmund main station (please visit Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr for more information). Normally, the fastest way is to catch a taxi at Dortmund Airport.
The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dortmund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dortmund Universität S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the university directly with the city of Dortmund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.